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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Provides students with fundamental and vendor-neutral cybersecurity knowledge and skills. Students will learn about assessing, planning for and controlling cyber risks in complex systems like Internet of Things (IoT) in smart environments. Students will also examine national and international cybersecurity laws, regulations as well as issues related to ethics and privacy.

Unit content

Module 1: Cyber risk management and controls
Module 2: Advanced cyber risk control for smart environments
Module 3: Cybersecurity planning, modelling and testing
Module 4: State-of-the-art threat hunting and intelligence techniques
Module 5: Principles of digital forensics and incident response 
Module 6: Cybersecurity compliance, ethics and laws for smart environments

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 determine and critically assess cyber threats and risks to smart environments and propose appropriate measures to be taken.
2 develop comprehensive cyber security plans and policies for organisations, complex systems, and smart environments.
3 evaluate and contextualise the contemporary ethical and legal issues associated with securing smart environments.
4 examine incident response programs to reinstate operations following the successful attack of a smart environment system.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. determine and critically assess cyber threats and risks to smart environments and propose appropriate measures to be taken.
  2. develop comprehensive cyber security plans and policies for organisations, complex systems, and smart environments.
  3. evaluate and contextualise the contemporary ethical and legal issues associated with securing smart environments.
  4. examine incident response programs to reinstate operations following the successful attack of a smart environment system.

Prescribed texts

  • Darril Gibson , 2017, CompTIA Security+ Get Certified Get Ahead: SY0-501 Study Guide Paperback .
  • Whitman, ME, Mattord, HJ & Coles, MJ, 2019, Management of Information Security, 6th edn. ISBN: 9781337405713.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.